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Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Many of us attended church on Sunday; I'm not sure if it was because of the upcoming Christmas holiday or the overwhelming need to pray for the families affected by the shooting in Connecticut Dec. 14.

Sermons throughout our area were focused on trying to make sense of this event as well as trying to cope with the overwhelming grief all Americans feel, especially so close to the joyous season of Christmas.

At First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Pastor Stephen T. Emick led a...

Sandy relief

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities dontaed $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist Lehigh Valley homeowners whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.

On Nov. 14, a task force raised $40,000 and, with a small army of volunteers and paid contractors, began providing up to $1,000 in assistance and repairs to the homes of homeowners who are elderly or disabled. Any owner-occupied home is eligible for assistance if the total...

Another View

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Christians are taught "all things work together for good."

This week, it's difficult to see how that can be true for the families and friends of the children and adults who died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut Friday.

I am the mother of five children. They are grown now, but a mother always remembers her children as they were when they were young.

When Laurie was 6 years old, she was an instant mother's helper when triplet siblings joined the family....

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Lower Macungie Library closed Dec. 24, 25

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Columns

Throughout the month of December Lower Macungie Library will feature the works of Mary Ellen Stoyanov. She enjoys painting nature and is displaying her watercolors of trees.

The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. The library will close 2 p.m. Dec. 31 and will be closed Jan. 1, 2013.

An eReader workshop will be offered 6 p.m. Jan. 15, 2013 in Room B of the community center. Learn how to download titles from the library's digital collection. Bring...

Search for missing person ends

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in Police Log

On Dec. 5, David Fried, of 3650 Schoeneck Road, Lower Macungie, was reported missing from the area of Lockridge Park in Alburtis. He was found deceased Dec. 6 in Lower Macungie.

At 5:38 p.m., Dec. 5, Alburtis Police Officer Christopher Lubenetski emailed an alert message to Nixle subscribers saying there was police activity in Alburtis Borough as the police were searching for a missing person. They requested the use of caution while driving as officers were searching the areas both by...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK Derek Tannous

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER Special to The Press in School

Q. What grade are you in?

A. I am in 12th grade.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is physics because it applies concepts learned in math to real-life situations. I think it is very interesting to learn how things work and why they do what they do.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I was chosen as the student of the month in the social studies department, inducted into the Spanish Honor Society and have...